T.I. and Russell Simmons Turn Up The Vote in Philly

T.I. has signed on to co-headline the upcoming Turn Up the Vote National Hip-Hop Summit in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 20. Organized by Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), the event will serve to educate youth in the Philadelphia area on the issues of the 2008 presidential election. The Pennsylvania primary, which the Summit precedes by two days, will play a crucial role in what has become a heated battle between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for their party’s nomination. The showdown will be especially noteworthy since Pennsylvania is considered a “swing-state,” meaning voters could go with either major party and margins of victory have historically been narrow. With 2008 being described as the Year of the Youth Vote, millions of voters between the ages of 18-35 are being encouraged to show up at the polls. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia to participate in the Hip-Hop Summit,” T.I. stated in a press release announcing his appearance. “We are going to encourage young people to go out to vote. I personally know the value of having the right to vote and it taken away from you, but I will add my voice to help inspire others to take seriously this right and responsibility.” Tip, Russell and R&B singer Ciara will headline the event and a number of Hip-Hop stars and industry personalities are expected to attend. Additional panelists include Jim Jones, Flo-Rida, Webbie, Boosie, Styles P, 106th and Park hosts Terrence J. Rocsi and video director Lil X. Topics of discussion will include overcoming poverty, healthcare, education and the war in Iraq. “America is undergoing a profound change led by a cadre of young, talented and inspiring hip-hop leaders. The Philadelphia get-out-the-vote Hip-Hop Summit will be truly historic. Thousands will be gathered and their voices will be heard and felt by millions of young voters,” said HSAN’s Dr. Benjamin Chavis. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. and free tickets are available at www.hsan.org.

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  • jbirdflu

    fuck TIP, he need to stay off the tip of the dick!! wit ol ‘booty in the ass’ Russell Simmons. ha shouts out to Pimp C.

    • niggafrommemphis

      @jbirdflu Quit misquotin the Pimp.He said “dick in the booty” not booty in the ass.And fuck all yall hos talkin down on tip,yall some hatin jealous muthafuckas,get some cheese and handle your own.

  • westjim

    Have u guys heard that he ever appeared on the hot millionaire&celebs dating club RICHLOVING.COM? I heard of it around that site when hooking up with girls there recently. That sounds amazing, I know. But really quite a few hot girls are found in his circle there.

  • MosBang Bang


    How ironic somebody who didn’t care to preserve his own vote(C.I.) is now trying to get others to vote.

    This is a joke!

    R.I.P. Pimp C
    “get off the BOO BOO!!!!!”


    Fuck you hatin ass bitch’s. Stay off da tip of his dick. Fake ass wanksta’s. REAL nigga’s don’t play around with that snitch shit. You don’t call a man a snitch without proof. If you live this shit you know what I am talking about. Eat a dick haters.

    • MosBang Bang

      Yhea that line is original, did u come up with that all on your own?


      Way too many dick references in your comment, extremely gay. Please pull your skirt down, quite getting emtional like a bitch, and realize that C.I. is a Cooperating Informant. Get it, he cooperates, and REAL NINJAS DODN’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Atl’s own


    niccaz need to vote; instead of lettin deez crackaz choose for ‘em, and waitin’ to da shit iz ova, then complaining bout dey situation.

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  • Coachovdayear

    I don’t know what all the fuss is about,True Informant snitched on who? We truely don’t know ’cause we wasn’t there. So stop posting all the crack head versions of what u think happened and just wait ’til the light finally shine on the truth. Everything done in the dark will come to light. When it’s all said and done u good gay ass nigga’z is still going to go out and buy, download, and steal cuzz shit. U once a month, rib stealing, groupie ass bitches kills me

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  • RotterdamSoldier

    XXL ya’ll falling of fast…i mean real fast…That feature about DMX is still the most recent shit you got? Somebody better wake the fuck up at your offices and get moving!I mean come on i know the Y.N. got fired and maybe you need a bit of time to adjust but now your just being lazy.
    And for the record…thisis50.com is wiping the floor with you guys and i don’t even fucks with 50 or g-unit like that.
    Damn 50′s gonna take your spot and you just gonna lay down and die?

  • http://xxlmag.com Shadythagreat

    This SNITCH nigga (T.I.) cant even vote. This is for sure a joke,just like him (T.I.).

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